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Old March 1 2010, 10:40 PM   #751
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We had something like 107 million for the superbowl this year, but that's only about 1/3 of our population.

I'm your casual hockey fan who goes to the occasional college game and watches the NHL come playoff time. But I was as psyched for this as if one of my favorite pro teams was in the championship game. I hollered so loud when the US tied it up with 24 seconds left that my dog got scared and ran off to another room.
It would be an understatement to say the reaction in the bars was pretty much the exact opposite...

It was pretty amazing when Crosby potted the winner, though. I think "Oh Canada" was sung at least twice before they got around to actually raising the flag in the arena.
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Old March 1 2010, 10:44 PM   #752
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Congrats to Canada for bringing home the hockey gold. The best team won, no doubt.
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Old March 2 2010, 05:20 PM   #753
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What happened in the opening ceremonies anyway?
It was a tribute to the seasonal changes as well as the varied First Nations tribes that live in Canada.

Technically there were a lot of dancing routines, projected images on the stage and a bizarre rig of "rings" that moved from the ceiling to the floor to create environments.

It held my attention, but my eyelids got heavy when the dude was jumping through the plains.

I think the stereotype-fest for the closing was a bit more enjoyable... for me, anyway.
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Old March 2 2010, 05:46 PM   #754
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Ah, people kept referring to some embarrassing failure or something. That was it?
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Old March 2 2010, 06:26 PM   #755
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^ One of the four arms for the torch didn't raise, that's probably what they were talking about. It was really no worse than some of the other technical issues that have plagued torch-lightings in the past (Atlanta and one of either Sydney or Athens also had problems).
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Old March 4 2010, 02:30 AM   #756
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I thought Neil Young’s “Long May You Run” was an appropriate song to extinguish the flame. (And it wasn’t lipsynced)
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Old March 7 2010, 02:19 PM   #757
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For those who missed it, the Men's Ice Hockey Gold Medal match is still available for only a few hours more on BBC iPlayer:

http://bbc.co.uk/i/qm808/

The closing ceremony is also available there until later tonight.

http://bbc.co.uk/i/qm8hz/

(Unlike most other iPlayer programmes, these need to be watched within 7 days of being downloaded.)
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Old March 8 2010, 07:08 AM   #758
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Now they get snow!!
7 day forcast for the
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7 day forcast for
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7 day forcast for
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Old March 8 2010, 07:17 AM   #759
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Now they get snow!!
7 day forcast for the
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Don't they have the Paralympic games soon?
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Old March 9 2010, 03:30 AM   #760
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Johnnyracefan wrote: View Post
Now they get snow!!
7 day forcast for the
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7 day forcast for
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7 day forcast for
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Don't they have the Paralympic games soon?
Yes they do
Paralympic games schedule

Glad they are getting some snow, but its Vanocuver, much like here in Victoria, that could change by morning.
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Old March 13 2010, 04:03 AM   #761
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You know, the Paralympics opening ceremony is more entertaining than the Olympic opening ceremony.
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